So. It’s time to have another talk with EJ. The hard kind of talk. We’ve talked about hard stuff before. Like when she asks where homeless people live. And how no one should touch your private areas. She knows the proper names for her genitalia- and even Brewers. We’ve talked about not lying. Not stealing.Continue reading “It’s time for another talk EJ.”
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On why I eat my chickens…
Its a gloomy day here. We are in the middle of 4 days of rain…. EJ is on the couch watching way too much YouTube Kids on her iPad.Lexie is barking in her crate.By 8AM Brewer had already opened the fridge and spilled an entire bottle of raspberry vinaigrette all over the house. I onlyContinue reading “On why I eat my chickens…”
Around the homestead.
An old soul.
I think whats been fascinating to me on this LGD training journey- is how quickly they learn things- without me specifically teaching. Sure- I train her to sit. To come. To not chew things that are “Not Yours”. Not to nip at the kids. Walk well on a leash. But this look right here? ThisContinue reading “An old soul.”
Social Distancing has Brought Me Closer to What Matters
Is it hard as hell most days? Yes. But this time “apart” has brought me closer to so much more. Closer to my children. Brewer is so much smarter than we give him credit for. EJ is so emotionally intelligent and a true empath. We are both still working- but we have so much moreContinue reading “Social Distancing has Brought Me Closer to What Matters”
Hope, Faith & Love
When we were in high school, I think we were 16 & 14, our cat had three kittens – then died (car hit her) the next day. So my sister and I hand raised the kittens. Bottle feeding, rubbing their little butts to make them poo (momma cat’s usually stimulate them), holding them to sleep everyContinue reading “Hope, Faith & Love”
Everyday for 15 months after EJ was born I’d use my lunch break to go nurse her at the daycare. I’d often sneak out the back door at work and make a mad dash. I’d strategically schedule off site meetings so that people wouldn’t notice as much if I was gone so I could nurseContinue reading “0 Regrets”
You’ve Got Eggs!
Okay. So. Jan. 2nd we found first round worm and started treating same day. The wormer in the water x5 days – so they finished 5 days on the 6th/7th. It has to be their only source of water for 5 days = coop lockdown. Repeat in 7 days as directed, which means we startContinue reading “You’ve Got Eggs!”
Not Always Rainbows and Sunshine
I had to euthanize my beautiful lavender orpington. I couldn’t let her suffer. I tried my best. It was heartbreaking but needed to be done. It was first time and I made it swift. But on the bright side, the buff orpington pullet with a bit of vent gleet is doing well. I’ve been soakingContinue reading “Not Always Rainbows and Sunshine”
First Encounter With Worms
Today was a day… The 6 month doctors appointment went well. Came home and went to check on the birds. Found a roundworm in a dropping while cleaning. After panicking I got some good advice- turns out it’s pretty common in chickens and easy to treat. Ran to a local feed/farmer supply store and gotContinue reading “First Encounter With Worms”